Housed in a 3 x 3 mm package, Freescale’s FXLN83xxQ accelerometer could hit a sweet spot for designers of industrial products, particularly those associated with the Internet of Things. (Source: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
Chuck, this type of advance can really change the way industrial sensors are designed. In the past one might have used some sort of shaft encoder, while now other types of sensors might be of interest.
As for the IoT, this is how it all starts. Lots of digital data which is easily transmitted and saved. Then you have to analyze it.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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